From 1976, "Electronic Mind Waves" is the single LP from the awesomely-named Elektriktus. The name was a pseudonym for Italian avant-garde and free jazz composer Andrea Centazzo. The album has just been reissued on vinyl by Spanish label Wah Wah Records. From Wah Wah:
Originally released on the PDU label, the LP Electronic Mind Waves offers a collection of 8 synth fueled songs that sound very close to what kraut/cosmische heads were doing at the time, think of Conrad Schnitzler, Deuter or Cosmic Jokers, and also other European experimentalists like Richard Pinhas' Heldon, Spacecraft, Didier Bocquet, Seesselberg, F.G. Experimental Laboratory, Roberto Cacciapaglia or Hydrus. Along with Cacciapaglia and Hydrus, Elektriktus shows the most adventurous experimental sounds under a kraut/cosmische music influence to ever come out of Italy.
Centazzo was already a highly experienced musician when he produced this LP in his home studio in 1976. He had been the drummer on Giorgio Gasslini's Quartet, with whom he also recorded several LPs, and also on his own jazz band Ictus (actually the name Elektriktus came out of melting his electronic experiments with his former band's name). He's actually one of the key names from the italian improv / free-jazz scene and the driving force behind the ICTUS label.
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